The New England Quarterly
Park Street Church; Massachusetts General Colored Association; Frederick Brinsley; Controversy of 1830
The Massachusetts General Colored Association was the most advanced black civil rights organization of its day. In 1830, the MGCA backed a protest against segregated pews in Boston s Park Street Church, an event that provided a crucial opening for the alliance between black abolitionists and William Lloyd Garrison s New England Anti Slavery Society.
A Convenient Seat in God's Temple: The Massachusetts General Colored Association and the Park Street Church Pew Controversy of 1830, 89 New Eng. Q. 6
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